• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dang this product! It's my second one, and it's broken again!!

    • Written by from Porltand

    APPLE SHOULD give us at least 2 year warranty to replace this dang product, it keeps breaking - and its soo expensive.

    73 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Purcellvillr

    I absolutely LOVE my mac book pro but why does Apple make such a low quality adapter?? We spend lots of money of your computers so we should get a power chord that lasts more than 7 months. Ridiculous. And if they do break we should not have to pay for it. I am NOT happy. FIX THIS!!!!!!

    69 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this adapter

    • Written by from Irving

    I've had my MacBook Pro for 6 months and I am having all kinds of issues with the adapter you have to wiggle it to get it to work. I can't move my laptop because it bends and it stops working. It overheats and it goes off at random....Apple needs to come up with a better product because this ruins my whole I love Mac Experience..

    70 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please READ before purchasing a macbook

    • Written by from Ponte Vedra Beach

    Don't get me wrong the performance of the Macbook is superb...but the CHARGER. It cost $80. $80 for plastic that breaks frequently throughout the year. Unlike others who literally had parts of their charger melt of or the flimsy wires snapping mines just...broke. Now I have to get a charger for the third time. That is 280 dollars, its barely been a year since I've owned a Macbook. Like others I looked to the macbook as an investment for me so I wouldn't have to worry about replacing my laptop during my college years. I thought the money would be worth it if it had lasted me at least my undergraduate years but I can't afford replacing the charger. Those 80 dollars are supposed to be put aside for food, tuition, and rent. Instead I find myself repeatedly paying for these chargers. If this continues, I would have paid for several computers by the end of my undergraduate years without even having this one break. I can't even look to other websites like amazon, the prices may be cheaper but the charger only lasts a week if I'm lucky. If I could go back in time, I would stop myself from buying this computer solely because of the charger. And the fact that this has been going on for years shows the lack of respect this company has for its customers. Its disappointing and if I have to continue buying more chargers I might as well buy myself a new computer. Apple, just fix your charger.

    68 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same quality as old Cord.. GARBAGE

    • Written by from ballston lake

    This is the same as the old power cord. It wears out on the cord and then fails to charge the computer. This is my second one and third overall since 2008. So a new one every year since i have owned my computer. This needs to be addressed.

    71 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A shame!!

    • Written by from Milano

    80$ for a charger that lasted 4 months!!!! Apple should review the price and the quality of these chargers! That's a shame!

    64 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could select no stars, I would.

    • Written by from Winthrop

    Seriously, Apple? This charger causes more problems than it solves. First of all, the whole notion that it will simply pop out if tripped over is false. That magnet has more than enough force to yank my 13" Macbook Pro off of any table. It also has enough force to rip itself off of the end of the cable (which is what happened to a friend with the same computer). Secondly, the cable itself really likes to fray. And thirdly, The new one I had to buy barely charges my Mac. If it wiggles up or down just a bit, it will stop charging. I love most Apple products but this is one that needs to be buried.

    64 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    costly repeated replacement

    • Written by from Richmond

    I have had to replace the magsafe charger a total of 4 times on my macbook. The original seems to have lasted the longest, but each replacement is a costly one, and my last one has just failed although it was purchased less than a year ago.

    Aside from the cost, it is also a safety issue. In each instance of failure, the wires at the base of the connection seem to disconnect from the magnet's base. When I first noticed this I would wiggle it around some to get it to recognize the charger, but when this caused sparks one time, I quickly disconnected it. Because of the safety issues alone, I feel like it should be replaced via apple, but it is not and so I have to continue to purchase them repeatedly. While my computer is reliable, at this rate I will have spent enough to purchase a new one within the next two years. VERY disappointing.

    63 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems to be happening to everyone

    • Written by from Flushing

    its ridiculous how many times i need to replace my adapter. PLEASE fix this problem and make the price lower...

    61 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    • Written by from Egg Harbor Township

    These things seem to be made to be disposable. I have had to purchase 4 of them in the past two years. The MacBook is a great little laptop but the power adapter is just horrible. Apple should be ashamed to say that they even manufacture this. I wish I was able to give it no stars at all.

    60 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted less than a year

    • Written by from Wasilla

    As many others have noted, this "redesigned" adapter lasted me less than a year. After an accident with the one that came with my Macbook, I bought this one thinking it would survive for quite a while. Now, just a few months later, it overheats, makes weird noises, won't charge my computer well, and then after a bit it will just shut off completely. Switching outlets seems to be the only thing keeping it running at all, and even then only for a short time. This needs to be fixed.

    61 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for what you get

    • Written by from Zionsville

    Extremely poor quality product for an outrageously expensive price. The charger barely lasted seven months - I wasn't even tough on the product. It doesn't even get daily use, and isn't even plugged in all the time. I think expecting people to pay ~$100 for an item necessary for the computer to function that is so shoddily made that it can't even provide a full year of use is close to being criminal.

    57 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Burlington

    I've had my macbook for less than a year & replaced this charger once, and just now my second one stopped working! I'm going to have to buy my THRID charger in less than 1 year. I am absolutely NOT pleased. These things are expensive and I expect something 100X better for the $80 (that has now turned into $240). SUCH a disappointment Apple.

    59 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I've had my MacBook Pro for 3.5 years now, and my current (and 4th) power adapter has just stopped working on me. These are cheaply made, and it is very frustrating that in order to meet college deadlines, I'll most likely have to buy yet another one. How is it that Apple can continue to produce a product that consistently doesn't work?

    55 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tired of replacing chargers

    • Written by from Grapevine

    We have been happy with our Apple products such as Macbooks, ipads, and iphones - but we are fed up with having to replace these chargers. We purchased ANOTHER replacement charger for our daughter this summer and surprise, it failed today. College daughter, no charger, in town with no Apple store equals angry parents. Apple, you have had a problem with these chargers for some time. FIX IT!

    55 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Mandeville

    I thought this was the coolest charger at first and then it totally blew up. It is flimsy, scary and sparky. I haven't ever had a Mac charger that hasn't given me trouble. Either the port or the plug go out. This time my plug sparked and blew. I am thankful it didn't fry anything.

    60 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annual replacement

    • Written by from Houston

    I've had my Macbook for almost 4 years and I'm buying cord #4. The design is great the quality and durability are the worst ever. This last one only lasted 8 months. Every time I buy another one the "I'm being ripped off" sensation runs through me. Made in China.

    55 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 5 months

    • Written by from Daly City

    I cant believe how expensive these things are and how little they last. With all these reviews, isn't it time for apple to realize these ratings and make them better!? Steve Jobs would have found a way to ensure quality, i hope that is still the case even if it's just a charger.

    53 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely not worth it

    • Written by from Invermere

    Seriously, I bought my macbook two years ago, and the original charger broke after less than a year, so I had to buy my new one for the fantastically terrible price of $79. Now, a year later this charger has broken too. I'm beyond irritated at the money I am having to put into this stupid computer that has broken itself. Like honestly 80 bucks is a little excessive and really I shouldn't have to buy a new charger every year because THEY SHOULD LAST! I really hope they can step it up and reduce the price or I certainly will not be buying another mac EVER because this is far too aggravating.

    55 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by from Campinas

    I had the MagSafe adapter that came with my MacBook white for less then 3 years. The adapter never got hurt, always well handled, but after less then 3 years it simply went down. Apple's support says "it's got to the end of its life". This is completely unacceptable for a brand that tries to sell quality above all. And the saddest part is that we don't have an option. We will always end up having to buy another adapter from Apple and pay its outrageous prices for something that won't last at all.

    60 of 67 people found this useful